Some say, Pentax DX bodies are SO capable, they blow Nikon FX away...

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 30,730
Re: Some say, Pentax DX bodies are SO capable, they blow Nikon FX away...

Midwest wrote:

SkvLTD wrote:

Claim was made on another forum I'm on, so I just want to get some opinions from you guys here. The argument is essentially that the K-3 is a technology-saturated wonder body

Optical image stabilization provides the user and the camera's metering and AF sensors with a stabilized view with which to work. OIS is the only kind of stabilization that makes sense on a DSLR.

Pentax doesn't have it. It has IBIS, which stabilizes the image sensor and nothing else.

No DSLR that forces the user, the AF sensors and the metering sensor to use a jittery, unstabilized IBIS-only view can be called a 'technology-saturated wonder body'. 'Fatally flawed' comes to mind....

The AF sensors are not seeing a "jittery and unstabilised" image as the AF sensors are in the optical path to the VF, not the sensor. This is only of consequence when using live view, but whatever the case, it seems to work.

Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

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